A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 07:35:52 / January 23, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:35:52 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.936° West, latitude 17.9048° North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020023019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020023019.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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